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Knitting Reference Library

Resources digitised by the Library Digitisation Unit, University of Southampton

The Knitting Reference Library (KRL) includes the published works collected by Montse Stanley, Richard Rutt and Jane Waller. These comprise books, exhibition catalogues, knitting patterns, journals and magazines.

Since acquiring these collections we have continued to add new acquisitions related to knitting from work by contemporary artists to traditional stitchionaries. Our aim is to continue building the collection in the same spirit of enquiry as the collectors.

There has been a peak in publishing on knitting since about 2008 so we have been able to add new books fairly regularly. This is especially important as the series of In the loop conferences have become a focus for disseminating new research. We also add relevant contextual material from other disciplines. Our aim has to been to reflect the revival of interest in the many aspects of this art, craft and fashion.

The earliest published work is dated 1840 the most recent published in September 2012. The journals include a run of Girls Own Annual dating from 1881 collected by Montse Stanley. This rich and wide ranging resource focused around a single subject has been the foundation for our work with the KRL, the continuation of In the loop and related activities.

All the books have been catalogued and are on open access. The knitting patterns, journals and magazines are all kept in our store on site for which we run a collection service.We have recently listed the knitting patterns by collector followed by type of knitwear then organised by decades. A selection of the patterns have been digitised but is dependent on copyright clearance. We are also in the process of cataloguing the journals and magazines alongside checking the holdings for each title. A number of these materials are available online. The Victorian knitting manuals donated by Richard Rutt have been digitised and are also available online.

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A selection of covers and complete patterns are made available from the Knitting Reference Library, which is part of the University of Southampton Library.
Topics: University of Southampton, Knitting Reference Library, Knitting patters
Victorian knitting Manuals
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The Victorian knitting manuals were donated by Richard Rutt.to the Knitting Reference Library, which is part of the University of Southampton Library.
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Victorian knitting Manuals
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Second series. Rutt Manuals A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Knitting Reference Library
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Rutt
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[Pattern] No. 815 Props used in illustration : bolt action rifle Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Victorian knitting Manuals
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
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Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
by Corbould, Elvina M
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Knitting patterns
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Leaflet No. 11 Props used in illustration : golf clubs Includes shop stamp : Rivetts for Wools Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Victorian knitting Manuals
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Knitting Reference Library
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Illus. (2 col.) incl. col. title-page and plate, and patterns (some folding) Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Topic: Needlework
Knitting patterns
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Design No. 5934 Includes shop stamp : New Bond Street Knitting Wools, Leicester Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Knitting patterns
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Design No. 2132 Props used in illustration : building in background Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Victorian knitting Manuals
by Bloom, Ursula
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Victorian knitting Manuals
by Baynes, G. J, Mrs
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Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
by Riego de la Branchardiere, Mlle
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Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Knitting Reference Library
by Dillmont, Therese de
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5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
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Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Knitting Reference Library
by Carter, W
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Includes the Royal Victoria crochet book
Design No. 5753 Props used in illustration : car (Ford Gran Torino), American street setting Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Victorian knitting Manuals
by Mee, Mrs; Austin, Miss
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Cover title Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
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Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Cover title Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
by Mee, Cornelia
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Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Knitting Reference Library
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Two volumes made up of journal cuttings on Madame Downing's corsets
Victorian knitting Manuals
by Riego de la Branchardiere, Mlle
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Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Knitting patterns
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Design No. 7789 Props used in illustration : fishing equipment Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Cover title Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
by Riego de la Branchardiere, Mlle
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Design No. 5313 Props used in illustration : boat, river or lake setting Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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monthly magazine, no.13, August 1849 Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Knitting Reference Library
by Haweis, H. R
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Arnold 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
by Elliott, M
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Cover title: The knitter's casket, a new series of receipts in knitting & netting Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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monthly magazine, no. 5, December 1849 Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Design No. 5103 Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Includes paper pattern diagrams Stanley 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Arnold Stanley 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Design No. 167 Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
by Gaugain, Mrs
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Design No. 5712 Props used in illustration : pipe, lighter, park setting Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
by Lambert, Miss
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
by Lewis, Mrs
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Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Knitting Reference Library
by Dillmont, Therese de
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Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Victorian knitting Manuals
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Knitting patterns
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Design No. C8147 Rutt 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
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Victorian knitting Manuals
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Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .
Also available as an e-book: full text available when logged into Webcat Rutt Manuals 5 A full bibliographic record is available from the University of Southampton Library catalogue .